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Post-Presidential Flex: New Netflix Producers the Obamas Unsuccessfully Woo Will Smith, but May Have Sealed a Deal With Denzel

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) You win some, you lose some; that’s the lesson the Obamas are learning as newly minted producers for Netflix. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the dynamic duo has been moving full-throttle into their Hollywood hustle via their Higher Ground productions, already set to release the documentary American Factory, their first […]

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‘Everybody’s Fine’: Lena Waithe Elaborates on That Viral ‘Denzel and Will’ Comment

Lena Waithe speaks onstage during Genius Talks Sponsored By Credit Karma during the BET Experience on June 22, 2019, in Los Angeles.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images for BET) See, what had happened was … Lena Waithe came under fire after her June 21, 2019, New York Times interview, where she expressed her frustrations about the […]

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Lena Waithe Calls Out Will Smith, Denzel Washington for Not Funding More Black Films

As Lena Waithe’s star continues to rise, she’s taken her responsibility as a black filmmaker seriously. Not only does she make it a point to create opportunities for other deserving black creatives, but she holds other Hollywood veterans in positions of power accountable to do the same. Despite our unquestionable talent, financing is one of […]

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August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Film Adaptation Confirmed With Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman to Star, Denzel Washington to Produce

Viola Davis attends the EE British Academy Film Awards on February 10, 2019 in London, England; Chadwick Boseman and Denzel Washington attends the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Washington on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images), Rich Fury (Getty Images) Another one of August Wilson’s brilliant plays is coming […]

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2019 AFI Lifetime Achievement Ceremony: Denzel Washington Collects His Things; Beyoncé Honors Melina Matsoukas

Honoree Denzel Washington and Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal recipient Melina Matsoukas speak onstage during the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Denzel Washington on June 06, 2019 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images for WarnerMedia) Everyone who is anyone in Hollywood gathered to celebrate your favorite actor’s favorite actor Denzel Washington at the […]

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